Hygge isn't a thing & can't be bought. It's a moment, a feeling, and requires being present to recognize it. Anyone who tells you different either doesn't understand or is trying to sell you something.
Late to the holiday game in posting this but here's a peek into how I'm celebrating Christmas/Jul this season. And since this will probably be my last post of the year, glædelig jul!!
I've had a whirlwind of guests over the past year and finally think I've got the guest-routine down. Here's what I do:
I'm asked a lot about my favourite things for my home so I've pinned them all! They range from useful (like glass jars) to fun (like whale book ends) and from lots of shops like Ikea, Anthropologie, Etsy, Amazon, Shabby Chic.
These are all truly things I love + use (and have purchased myself).
Hygge isn't what's shown in glossy magazines or top 10 lists and it's not what's sold in stores. This is what real hygge is and looks like.
With a crazy work schedule, lots of commitments, & now a major injury, I have a real need for time to recovery. So I'm going to try for #SundaysOff.
If you're in the UK or visiting London, highly recommend a day trip out to Petersham Nurseries including a meal in their cafe. Rustic charm at its best.
I recently visited the home (and now museum), of one of my favourite Danes, Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa. I post a little about her life and photos of her very charming, creative, Danish home.
Wrote this awhile ago but it feels timely given that it's New Years. It was a personal manifesto that just poured out one day.
I've been updating my links so that you can discover some really wonderful blogs (including some Danish ones) & some of my new favourite shop discoveries (like Doen & Rennes!). Have a favourite blog? Please share it below - I'd love to discover more.
Sharing some photos of my home with (non-sponsored/affiliate) links to some of the goods If you have a favourite winter or holiday scent, I'd love to know it!
'Tis the season! I'm heading back to London this week & downloading Christmas movies to watch on the flight to get into the spirit. Which ones did I miss?
All little towns and communities in Denmark have a village grocery which is often a good little walk to get to if you live out in the country. So if you have to get some milk, you end up taking your dog along for exercise which is why you see these 'hunde parkering' (dog parking) spots on the side of many of the grocers. Brilliant!
After struggling with being present for the past couple of years, I'm slowly working my way back and finding more hygge moments that I hope to share. What are your tricks for slowing down if you've been go, go, go?
Finally an updated post of my favourite suitcases, organizes and general gear. I'd love to know yours!
I took the plunge and had Hygge & West removable wallpaper installed. I share some tips I learned with the removable part and the before + after. The question now is - what else can I wallpaper?